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#3136609 - 01/23/13 08:57 PM New Jersey consdering puting wildliife dept under
6 Point

Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 764

state agriculture department.

I know this doesn't deal with TN but I find it interesting nonetheless

Legislature considering moving NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife to Department of Agriculture

Edited by Doskil (01/23/13 09:00 PM)

#3136927 - 01/24/13 07:38 AM Re: New Jersey consdering puting wildliife dept under [Re: Doskil]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

This appears to be an agenda being pushed by the "deer farmers" who are raising (or wanting to raise) deer like cattle.
#3136970 - 01/24/13 08:10 AM Re: New Jersey consdering puting wildliife dept under [Re: Wes Parrish]
Diehard Hunter
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Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6980
Loc: East Tennessee

I wonder if they have a conservation committee in their legislature, or if that has been merged with their agriculture committee.

What you are seeing does not affect Tennessee right now, but if we are not vigilant, it may in the future. I hope the hunters and fishermen in New Jersey are incensed enough to put a stop to that. The last thing we need is wildlife resources being treated like agricultural resources!
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold

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